I teach music to grade 1-7 students in Port McNeill, BC Canada. This year I started a bucket drumming program, mainly due to the affordability of the “instruments”.
The students instantly loved playing along with [your] videos and had fairly quick success playing well known songs. The site has an incredible amount of videos and downloads and is very well laid out.
I appreciate that Sammy uses traditional music staff and notation. I can have the students start to learn the rhythm patterns and counting and then when we progress to other instruments they already understand the rhythm concepts.
The program is also easy for me to leave notes for my substitute teachers when I’m away and even without musical knowledge the teacher can have the students carry on with playing along with Sammy.
My grade 6/7’s just performed a year-end concert, playing three of the cover songs from bucketdrumming.net and the whole school and parents loved it! Pompeii was an amazing finale!!!
Love this site!!! Highly recommend to any teacher trying to put some music and rhythm into their program.Kevin Ogren
Your site is one of the best resources I have found. We’re going to use the video you sent this morning!B.G.
Thank you! I enjoyed your website. Your great personality make it very fun and entertaining as well as educational. Keep up the good work! 🙂K.B. (Elementary Teacher)
Hey Sammy, we started playing yesterday! I was so nervous, not being a drummer, but I started like you showed using the right hand, then left, alternate, and together. It worked well.L.M.
This was an exciting experience for me.
You're website is awesome. I teach k12 music, band and Orchestra... I use bucket drumming in replace of recorders with my fifth graders. My kids loved bucket drumming and the community loved watching it. Thanks!B.G.
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Sammy, You were able to show 75 kids a love for drumming that they never knew they had. It was evident from day one that you truly enjoy the art of drumming and teaching it to kids. Bucket drumming was the favorite activity of many this summer, including the adults. Your talent and passion for drumming is something I truly hope you continue to share with the world.Brigid Mejia , Andy Rodick Foundation
You made it exactly how I had envisioned it would be! It was easy to follow and you were very engaging.J.Z.
I know your video is going to work! Thank you so much for making it.
Your video was EXCELLENT because you always used right, left, top, rim or sides consistently.
I can use your video without having to interject those crucial directions myself. I was so excited when I finished watching it I actually went across the room and picked up a bucket and some drum sticks and started the video over and played along with you.
If you're not satisfied, email me at Sammy@bucketdrumming.net and I'll give you all your money back PLUS you get to keep all of your downloads.